Atiku Abubakar

Emerging details have revealed that the camp of the standard bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, is making plans to get the support and open endorsement of former President Olusegun Obasanjo ahead of the 2023 presidential election.

Recall that Obasanjo had declared support for Atiku and his running mate, Peter Obi, in the 2019 general elections.

In a video in circulation, the former president described Atiku as “ a man who has what it takes in experience, exposure, in lessons that he has learnt – and he has learnt his lessons; I tried to teach him a few of them – to create a change for the better”.

However, in another recent report, Obasanjo said choosing Atiku as VP was one of the two greatest mistakes he had made in his lifetime.


Obasanjo stated this while answering questions posed by students from selected secondary schools that participated in the finals of the National Exhibition and Awards organised by Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship.

He said, “One of the mistakes I made was picking my number two when I wanted to become the President. But because it was a genuine mistake, God saved me.”